I believe everyone understands the Earth’s resources aren’t infinite, with that in mind salvage material when it comes to construction can pay dividends in a number of ways from reducing waste and the impact on the environment and saving money, to adding a distinctive rustic look if desired.
Might involve a little more work than just running to the lumberyard for new materials but worth the effort where and when warranted.
The photo of the above sheet of plywood is beyond salvaging, basically useless for anything other than drying out and using as firewood.
Wood remains wood but I believe it can be said in much of today’s retail offerings “they don’t make it like they used to” – a 2X4 measures anything but 2×4, indicative of an across the board shaving of points so to speak and quality hardwood requires deep pockets and not as plentiful as it once was.
I do work for people at times who have little or no money, and that’s where salvage can be of a real benefit – not just some boards or material to toss up but salvage that has been tuned so to speak.
Something that when finished can generate a little pride and sense of well being.